Toy Steam Engine and Windmill

Description (Brief)
This steam engine toy was manufactured by an unknown maker during the early 20th century. The toy consists of a horizontal boiler that powers an engine and flywheel. A string attaches the toy windmill to the drive shaft of the engine that allowed the windmill’s blades to turn.
Currently not on view
Object Name
windmill, toy
Physical Description
tin (overall material)
overall: 6 1/2 in x 11 1/4 in x 3 1/4 in; 16.51 cm x 28.575 cm x 8.255 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Engineering Steam Toys and Models
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Family & Social Life
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Engineering Steam Toys and Models
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Bequest of the Estate of Greville I. Bathe
maker referenced
Maass, Eleanor A.. Greville Bathe's "Theatre of Machines": The Evolution of a Scholar and His Collection
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